Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Launching Pad

Before I launch into the reveal of our morning Launching Pad/Sunscreen Cabinet (too corny?), I wanted to let you all know that my master bath is being featured on Remodelaholic today!

OK, back to my regularly scheduled post. This cabinet is a Jack-of-all-trades as far as furniture and family organization is concerned. Conveniently located between the kitchen and the dining room, we pass it a million times each day.



I needed a place to do my daughter's hair if it wasn't done before we come downstairs for breakfast. Plus, it had to hold all those last minute items that are so crucial to keeping the morning running smoothly: sunscreen (stick, cream and spray), sunglasses, hats, hair accessories, cameras, the iPad...

We managed to keep the drawers neat for a week or two then they turned into this:



The top drawer is overrun by my daughter's hair accessories and the bottom drawer seems to be home to every summer hat we own in addition to 3 boxes of tissues. A quick afternoon project was in order to transform the space into this:

Cute boxes from the dollar aisle at Target.

Plus the red polka dot basket that just appeared.






Ahh, order is restored, and our mornings can run smootly again.




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20 comments:

Jenny Melrose said...

I love the dollar bins at Target! I have the bins with black on the outside and yellow on the inside. It's amazing how a simple organizational fix can make all the difference in the world.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it- pretty and organized and love the colors!

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

Ahhhh organization! Makes me so happy!

SSM said...

Looks great, Jessica. The little changes really make a difference.

Laura from Top This Top That said...

wish i was as organized as you!! Stopped by remodelaholic and saw your bath feature- gorgeous!!! where in the world do you live to have such gorgeous hillside views? Laura

Bliss said...

Having a catch all is so necessary at our house, and I've noticed the older us and our kids get the bigger the junk drawer needed! I still find hair pretties from my girls and they have not been wearing them for like 15 years.

~Bliss~

Krystle @ Color Transformed Family said...

I like the idea of having a spot to check yourself before leaving the house. I have one at the top of our stairs but someday it may work better to create a little area like yours in our entry way. This post was also a great reminder for me to go stock up on sun screen. It looks like the beautiful weather is here to stay!

Debbie {Visual Eye Candy} said...

Oh I love to finally get things organized if feels so good! Congrats on the feature, that's exciting!!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

I love those baskets! They are so cute!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Looks darling. The red and aqua are so happy!

Cre8ive Motives said...

Congrats on the feature Jessica and loving those bins. Those would look perfect in my pantry.

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

Too funny - my girls are 12 and I still do their hair in the morning. They have a head full of curls that is impossible to comb so I have a stash of detangler and combs ready and waiting in my kitchen drawer! Love your organized space - after all - it's all about the hair!

Fab feature at Remodelaholic too! Your bath rocks!
Kelly

Candice Moretti said...

What a great idea and those Target boxes are sweet! Hope my target has some!

Amy - while wearing heels said...

Seriously, those boxes were in the dollar bin? When you are done organizing your house (which you seem to be doing so well), I could use some help over here :)

amy @ whilewearingheels.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Stopping by via House of Hepworths. Love this idea--I may have to find something similar!

flavholman said...

Really liked this piece of furniture and very useful!

Maria said...

Wow I love how wonderfully organized the dresser is, and how you used the little baskets to divide everything! Great idea! I should really do something similar..........!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

What a very clever and handy spot!

cribs for twins said...

i love it- pretty and organized and love the colors!

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

What a cute & functional space!! I love the baskets you scored at Target!! Thank you so much for linking up to the "Organize It" party!!

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